Special section: Unaccompanied Children Seeking Legal Protection

On this page you can find resources for practitioners working with unaccompanied and separated children seeking refugee status or humanitarian protection status.

News

06 May 2020
Adding to the unbearably grim situation for migrants and refugees in Europe for the past couple of years the outbreak of Covid-19 and the subsequent state measures create stronger urge for taking action. Importantly, the new social movement,... Read more
25 Mar 2020
'Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic'   Open letter signed by 121 Organizations To The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou The President of the Hellenic Parliament,... Read more
26 Feb 2020
Every child has the right to a peaceful and secure upbringing. Every child has the right to be cared for. Every child has the right to be treated with respect. Yet child migrants are frequently denied any of these things. According to research... Read more

Learning

27 Mar 2018
Since the beginning of the so called "migrant and refugee crisis", many European countries have been facing difficulties while trying to cope with the crisis and effectively respond to the needs of the most vulnerable groups affected... Read more
02 Jun 2017
Be sure to mark Friday, June 2, 2017, 10am on your calendar for an interesting webinar conducted by CPC Learning Network's Beth Rubenstein and Matt MacFarlane!  The Measuring Separation in Emergencies: Piloting innovative... Read more
30 May 2017
This webinar is adressed to all the actors providing psychosocial support and life skills activities to children and youth. Within the current European refugee crisis, children, youth, families and adults have been staying in Greece for months... Read more

Library

01 Dec 2019
You will find in this guidance international and European standards on child-friendly practices in the context of migration, with real-life illustrations of the kinds of initiatives, programmes and procedures that serve to... Read more
03 Oct 2018
This summary describes the risks faced by children as well as the effects of movement on children. Risks on the Move As explained in our infographic, there is a whole spectrum of movement types for children. Those that involve irregular... Read more
03 Oct 2018
This review will inform the reader of migration trends, national policies, and the treatment of children on the move in Greece, Serbia, Italy, Hungary, and Bosnia. Please download the document below.

Multimedia

15 Jan 2020
Dr. Maria Herczog, sociologist, child protection expert, President of the Hungarian Association "Families, Children and Youth", was interviewed by the tv station ATV. They covered the work of Eurochild on providing tools for the better... Read more
07 Jul 2017
Oumar, a 16 year old boy, survived a terrifying journey from Ghana to Italy.  Now he lives in a foster family in Italy and he was rescued twice - once by the Italian coast guard, and once by his new foster family.  
02 Jul 2017
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had most recently published an infographic report illustrating migrant flows towards Italy.  The Infographic highlights the following: (2017) From January 1 to July 2= 84,832... Read more

Unaccompanied Children Seeking Legal Protection

[European Union] Refugee and migrant flows from Libya to Europe on the rise – UNHCR study
Date of publication: 2017
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, a heightened number of individuals seeking refuge abroad are traveling to Europe through what is deemed as the most menacing and perilous path embarked upon contemporary migrants seeking haven in Eur
UNHCR: Italy weekly snapshot - 02 Jul 2017 [Infographic]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had most recently published an infographic report illustrating migrant flows towards Italy.  The Infographic highlights the following:
[European Union] What is EU doing about unaccompanied refugee children?
Date of publication: 2017
The recent commencement of the summer season and the rising temperatures that occur as a result, signify the expectation and forecast of European states for an increasing number of refugees and migrants seeking safety in the continent through dang
[Spain] Morocco and Spain Working Together to Help Unaccompanied Foreign Minors
Date of publication: 2017
According to Morocco World News, the Spanish city of Melilla which nears Northern Africa, is collaboratively working with officials in Morocco in order to front the increasing number of unaccompanied foreign minors entering the city, as announced
UNHCR: Italy weekly snapshot - 25 Jun 2017 [Infographic]
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: UNHCR
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had released a weekly update relating to the arrivals of migrants in Italy for the week of June 25, 2017.
[International] 2017 Global Conference on Children on the Move: 12-13 June, 2017
Date of publication: 2017
The 2017 Global Conference on Children on the Move was hosted in Berlin, Germany from June 12-13.
[United Kingdom] World refugee day: Teen refugees' art put on display
Date of publication: 2017
In honor of World Refugee Day, last week BBC News published a short but interesting piece on teenage refugees partaking in art initiative coordinated and supported by the British Red Cross.
[Italy] 'Give more help to child migrants', Save the Children tells Italy
Date of publication: 2017
The Local quotes Save the Children in a recent statement that claimed over 70,000 unaccompanied child migrants have arrived to Italy since 2016.
[Serbia] A day in the life of a child refugee in Belgrade
Date of publication: 2017
Aljazeera recently wrote a piece about the precarious life of an 11 year old Afghan refugee who has been stuck in Serbia.
[European Union] Europe's child refugee family reunion system is failing
Date of publication: 2017
It has been reported by Aljazeera news, that approximately 200 unaccompanied refugee youth ranging from the ages of 12 to 17 years old, are living in the woods near the former Calais refugee camp.

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